2 Thessalonians 3
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1Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you,1Finally, brothers, pray for us—that the word of the Lord may spread rapidly, and that it may be honored the way it is among you.
2and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith.2Also pray that we may be rescued from worthless and evil people, since not everyone holds to the faith.
3But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.3But the Lord is faithful and will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
4And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, both that you do and will do the things we command you.4We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do what we command.
5Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.5May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the endurance of the Messiah.
6But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us.6In the name of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is living in idleness and not living according to the tradition that they received from us.
7For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you;7For you yourselves know what you must do to imitate us. We never lived in idleness among you.
8nor did we eat anyone’s bread free of charge, but worked with labor and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you,8We did not eat anyone's food without paying for it. Instead, with toil and labor we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to any of you.
9not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an example of how you should follow us.9It is not as though we did not have that right, but we wanted to give you an example to follow.
10For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.10While we were with you, we gave this order: "If anyone doesn't want to work, he shouldn't eat."
11For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies.11We hear that some of you are living in idleness. You are not busy working —you are busy interfering in other people's lives!
12Now those who are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread.12We order and encourage such people by the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.
13But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good.13Brothers, do not get tired of doing what is right.
14And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed.14If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of him. Have nothing to do with him so that he will feel ashamed.
15Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.15Yet, don't treat him like an enemy, but warn him like a brother.
16Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.16Now may the Lord of peace give you his peace at all times and in every way. May the Lord be with all of you.
17The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is a sign in every epistle; so I write.17I, Paul, am writing this greeting with my own hand. This is the mark in every letter of mine. It is the way I write.
18The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.18May the grace of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be with all of you. Amen.
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.The Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.1 Copyright © 1996-2012 The ISV Foundation
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